Slavery and Freedom in Savannah

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They were all convicted and given life sentences. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. Sawyer writes about the considerable time marching, fighting, and constructing breastworks. Writing of his own experience in the South, Staughton Lynd notes that "many of us had drifted into administrative roles. .. not because we wanted to be leaders, but because we were obviously better able to write press releases and answer the telephone than to approach frightened black people in remote rural communities.

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Quakers and Their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause,

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Letter, 31 March 1863, from Private William H. Despite sympathy for the Confederacy, France's own seizure of Mexico ultimately deterred them from war with the Union. I do not think Sheridan's infantry or cavalry numerically as large as you suppose.") Early examined the Union position behind Cedar Creek and found an opening. The Wilmot Proviso, introduced by Democratic representative David Wilmot of Pennsylvania, attempts to ban slavery in territory gained in the Mexican War.

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Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in

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Because even then, in 1796, he saw the division that would destroy his beloved country. Letter, 12 January 1865, written by an unidentified soldier in the 13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery, while stationed in Waynesboro, Virginia, to his father in Alleghany County. He also provides a glimpse of camp life and troop movements. The process of successful slave escapes began in Virginia, in Union--held territory across the Potomac from Washington and around Fort Monroe at the tip of the Virginia Peninsula in Hampton Roads.

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Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts

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The Haitian slave uprising in 1791 appears to be the biggest culprit. Harvey Sweney wrote his brother, "Our old town roused up to action...every house groaned with good things to feed the coming crowd." Lee, and printed items including an engraving of stautue of Carlo Borromeo d�Arona, a magazine cover, and broadside about morse code. In the end, the draft raised only about 150,000 troops throughout the North, about three-quarters of them substitutes, amounting to just one-fifth of the total Union force.

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An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (Dodo Press)

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However, stiff resistance on the Federal right entangled Johnston's brigades in a savage fight around Shiloh Church, where Brig. After Knoxville, occupied in September, withstood Longstreet's siege (Nov.–Dec.), all Tennessee, hotbed of Unionism, was now safely restored to the Union. Tuberculosis, measles, rheumatism, typhoid, malaria, and smallpox spread almost unchecked among the armies. Ritter, Colin. "The Unfinished Story of Private Ritter."

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Dialogues on freetrade, freesoil, slavery, and abolition

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When he became fully convinced that the safety of the government demanded the destruction of slavery, he decided, after the most patient and exhaustive consideration of the subject, to proclaim his Emancipation policy. Also, includes microfilm of Register of Free Negroes Enrolled and Detailed, May 1864 - January 1865. Believing the battle largely finished, Hood left command of the field to his most capable commander, Maj. On 15 January 1905, Hunter included a list of artillery organizations and their officers (pp. 46-70).

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Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue

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In 1818, when Garrison was 13 years old, he was appointed to a seven-year apprenticeship as a writer and editor under Ephraim W. News of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender reached Indianapolis at 11 p.m. on April 9, 1865. Their first permanent settlement in North America was at Germantown PA (near Philadelphia) in 1683. "This growing Mennonite element is credited with American history's first public protest against slavery and was very influential in the later Quaker antislavery position." 1 1688: A "Germantown Protest" pamphlet was printed by Mennonites in Pennsylvania. (Some sources say Quakers; others say Mennonite Quakers).

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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their

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Muster roll and payroll for Company D, 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, containing soldier�s name, rank, enlistment information, last paid, remarks (absent, sick, etc.), and payment due, received by and witnessed by. The Adjutant General recorded the name of the contact person, his rank and unit during the war (if applicable), his locality, and the date. Before the war was over, the Union would maintain more than one million men in uniform at one time; the Confederacy's peak estimate was about one half that number.

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Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the

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Also included is a small amount of correspondence concerning relief of indigent soldiers and their families. When the alarm was sounded they packed what they could carry and left home and town for nearby hideouts, such as the Yellow Hill Church community a dozen miles north or Wolf's Hill a secluded area just southeast of Gettysburg. The Civil War: A Concise Account by a Noted Southern Historian. (Abilene, Texas: McWhiney Foundation Press, 2005.) Masterson, V.

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Taming the Coolie Beast: Plantation Society and the Colonial

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He notes that Stanton�s father was a tailor, and that his maternal grandfather Thomas Norman (1760-1838) of Culpeper County, Virginia, had a reputation for obstinancy which apparently his grandson inherited. The focus was now in part on the injustice of enslaving someone who deserved to be free. Mallison, a reporter for the Brooklyn Eagle who informed on his city editor Joseph Howard, who was also arrested.

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